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Thoughts and Ways

April 8, 2017

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Thoughts and Ways

Boy,  do we ever have  “thoughts”  about everything  and  “ways”  of dealing  with things  in our lives.     Each and everyone of us  applies  our  “thoughts”  to our  “ways”.

But,  the bottom line is  that God’s  “thoughts”  and  “ways”  are always infinitely  better  than ours  —  so far beyond our comprehension  that we actually have trouble  comprehending.     But,  we really need  to think  about it.

Isaiah 55   is  God’s invitation  to everyone  to come  and freely  —  most freely  —  partake  of His word  and promises  of full forgiveness  and a new direction  in this earthly life.     God invites even the “wicked”  —  that includes absolutely everyone  —  to change their “ways”  and “thoughts”,  so that the Lord  may have  “compassion”  on them.

In the first part  of Isaiah 55,  God reminded everyone  that King David  is an example  to all  of us.     He was definitely a sinner  —  to say the least  —  but,  he always humbly and sincerely  turned  to God  for “compassion”  and forgiveness.     It was  that humble heart  that God  so dearly loved.     That humble heart  of David  is why  God called him a  “man after My own heart”.

In that context,  Isaiah 55:6-9  invites us,

Seek  the LORD  while He may be found;
Call upon Him  while He is near.
Let the wicked  forsake his way
And the unrighteous man  his thoughts;
And let him return  to the LORD,
And He will have  compassion  on him,
And to our God,
For He will  abundantly pardon.
“For My thoughts  are not your thoughts,
Nor are your ways  My ways,”   declares the LORD.
“For as the heavens  are higher  than the earth,
So are My ways  higher  than your ways
And My thoughts  than  your thoughts.”

God wants  to forgive every sinner  that turns  to Him.     That’s awesome  —  mind boggling  —  that God really wants  every one  of us  to turn  to Him  for forgiveness  —  just like King David did.

So,  we just say,  “Hallelujah!     LORD,  Your love  is beyond comprehension.”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional  to glorify  the LORD of lords  and GOD of gods.

Pray for our country.

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Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus

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The LORD  made this day, let us rejoice  and be glad  in Him.

Psalm 118:24

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The word of the LORD is tried;

He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.

Psalm 18:30

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Sing for joy  in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;

Praise is becoming  to the upright.

Psalm 33:1

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How blessed are those  who dwell  in Thy house!

They are ever praising Thee.

Psalm 84:4

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Just as a father  has compassion  on his children,

So the LORD  has compassion  on those who fear Him.

Psalm 103:13

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O give thanks  to the LORD,  for He is good;

For His lovingkindness  is everlasting.

Psalm 107:1

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Glory in His holy name;

Let the heart  of those who seek the LORD  be glad.

Psalm 105:3

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Not that I have already obtained it,  or have already  become perfect,   but I press on  in order that  I may  lay hold  of that  for which also  I was laid hold of  by Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:12

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